- 21 Mar 22
Watch the video for King Princess' new single, 'For My Friends', below.
King Princess, real name Mikaela Straus, has announced her second full-length LP will be released later this year, titled Hold On Baby. Ahead of the album's release the singer has shared the first single to be taken from the work, 'For My Friends'.
The buoyant pop ballad touches on the 23-year-old artist's lasting friendships and sense of home.
“I thought it would be extra fab to begin releasing this new record with a song about my two best friends from high school. These girls have been through the pits with me, and the more time I spend with them as an adult, the more I’m reminded that they are my home. So thank you my angel horse queens for sticking with me. I love you all and I can’t wait to give you this song."
Along with the track comes a Nick Harwood directed visual that finds Straus and two pals heading for a night out in New York City.
King Princess was last heard on a Fousheé collaboration track, 'Little Brother'. The pulsing indie anthem was written alongside multi-instrumentalist Zach Fogarty.
The New York native said of the single: "I have been a big fan of Fousheé for a while, so when we started DM’ing and eventually set a date in the studio, it was a dream. ‘Little Bother’ kind of came out of nowhere; Zach had the guitar part and Fou and I just started going off."
"It became this song about tiptoeing around someone you’ve lost and feeling like a pest.It poses questions to a person who may not be listening at all and I think that’s a beautiful sentiment."
King Princess is slated to join The Red Hot Chili Peppers on tour this summer before beginning an expansive North American headlining tour.